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About Us

The Angling Trust is the national governing body representing all game, coarse and sea anglers and angling in England. We lobby government, campaign on environmental and angling issues and run national and international competitions. We fight pollution, commercial over-fishing at sea, over-abstraction, poaching, unlawful navigation, local bans and a host of other threats to angling.

OUR MISSION

As the governing body for all angling, the Angling Trust seeks government funding to develop the sport from grass roots participation through to elite performance. We develop programmes with clubs to increase participation, particularly amongst groups who have yet to discover the joys of going fishing. We protect the rights of all anglers to do what they love most. The Angling Trust has been formed from an historic merger of six angling and conservation organisations in January 2009. The Angling Development Board merged with the Angling Trust in 2012.

THE ANGLING TRUST CAMPAIGNS FOR:

Conservation
Protection of angling
Increased government and EA support for angling and fisheries
Control of nuisance predators
Co-ordinated action on poaching and fish theft

THE ANGLING TRUST DELIVERS:

More quality coaches from diverse backgrounds
Angling education programmes
Increased opportunities to participate in angling
National and international competitions
Support for angling club development

THE ANGLING TRUST FIGHTS:

Pollution, over-abstraction and litter
Declining marine and freshwater fish stocks
Commercial overfishing
Habitat Degradation
Damaging barrages, weirs and hydropower schemes
Poaching and fish theft
Unlawful navigation
Spread of diseases and parasites
Access restrictions
Anti-angling campaigns

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